Man dies in Berrien County house fire

Posted at 10:35 PM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-21 22:35:09-04

ST. JOSEPH TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man died following a house fire on Monday evening in Berrien County.

It happened just before 6:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Township.

The St. Joseph Charter Township Police Department said Anthony Laratta, 41, was found dead inside a home at 1060 Wedgewood Drive.

Police said fire crews attempted to enter the home when they first arrived, but couldn’t due to heavy smoke.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.